This video was assembled from footage found in the archives, mostly "Leave it to Roll-Oh", the "Medicus Collection" of 1939 World's Fair films, and "Aluminum on the March". The audio track is by Echelon & Jane Dowe, originally released on Comatonse Recordings 10th anniversary CD "Below Code" (now available for free MP3 download here: http://comatonse.com/releases/belowcode/soundfiles.html). Consider it my attempt at a kinder, gentler DEVO video.
April 21, 2004
In a word, odd. In another word, wonderful.
It's typically not my policy to review a film that already has a review, but I'll break that policy for this one.
Oh my is this quirky. Diverse footage of real and fake robots is here edited together, and occasionally, it appears that the robots themselves are singing the very strange song, "Robot Love, I love you." The video is vintage, retro, and odd, and the music is essentially just the highly edited voice of a small child and is, as such, odd. Let's just say that the song and the video are a perfect match.
I really enjoyed this, but only because it appealed to my odd side. You will probably not see it the same way I did, but hopefully you, too, will be able to say, "Robot Love, I love you."
April 21, 2004
Music videos of the future
This video is a music video that is not about selling a band. It has a homemade style that makes it softer and more approachable.
Maybe we will see a much broader range of videos set to music. I am looking forward to that future.